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Putnam teachers "heartbroken" by decision to keep schools open  Charleston Gazette-Mail

WINFIELD — While 54 of West Virginia's 55 counties opted to cancel schools during a statewide strike of teachers and school workers on Tuesday, Putnam ...

Teachers Flock to Putnam County, WV in Support of Protesters  WOWK

PUTNAM COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - Teachers from across West Virginia are making their way to the one school district not closed because of the statewide ...

Putnam County Schools stay open, teachers continue to strike  WOWK

It's the second day of the statewide teacher's strike in West Virginia and, once again, Putnam County Schools were the only schools to stay open.

Putnam County teachers, service personnel will go unpaid because of strike  Charleston Gazette-Mail

POCA — Rain poured down on students, *service* personnel and teachers picketing outside of Poca High School at 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Jonathan Akers | Obituaries  WV News

Jonathan Akers, 21, formerly of Charleston, WV, went to be with the Lord at his residence in Long Beach, CA.

WSAZ Explains: Why W.Va. teachers went on strike again  WSAZ-TV

CABELL COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Tuesday was the beginning of yet another teacher strike in West Virginia. Last year, teachers went on strike for nine days ...

May on leaving Parkland high school: 'I was miserable' - WV MetroNews  West Virginia MetroNews

PARKLAND, Fla. — Former Hurricane High School football coach Willis May says he's done at Marjory Stoneman-Douglas High School. May was the head ...

Melissa Lynn Thornton | Obituaries  WV News

Melissa Lynn Thornton, 45 of Hurricane passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 after a short illness. She was a Graduate of Hurricane High School Class of ...

Ernest Lee Dunlap | Obituaries  WV News

Ernest Lee Dunlap, 73, of Hurricane, passed away at CAMC General Hospital on 9 March 2019, with his brother and sister-in-law by his side.

Dennis J. Wilson | Obituaries  WV News

Dennis J. Wilson, 69, of South Charleston, passed away on March 12, 2019 suddenly at home.

editorial: Oh Putnam, where art thou? | Editorial |  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Putnam County was the single West Virginia school district not to join the other 54 in a strike that saw the defeat of the unwieldy and badly negotiated education ...

Rivals in Rhythm perform for hometown supporters at Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center, in Clarksburg WV  WV News

CLARKSBURG — Rivals in Rhythm, a collaboration among Washington Irving and Bridgeport middle school students, performed their award-winning show for ...

Class Notes: Feb. 17, 2019  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Retired U.S. Air Force Col. William Terry Bare recently established the Elinor J. Bare ROTC Scholarship for a full-time undergraduate student entering into the ...

Putnam school board hires new Hurricane High principal  Huntington Herald Dispatch

WINFIELD - The Putnam County Board of Education voted Monday night, on a voice vote with no nays heard, to hire away the new principal of Kanawha ...

Man arrested after shots-fired incident near Hurricane High School  WSAZ-TV

It happened Tuesday night during an argument with another man.

Greerbrier East student to represent W.Va. at Poetry Out Loud Contest in Washington, DC  My Buckhannon

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Greenbrier East High School student Brett Napier will represent West Virginia at the Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest in ...

Hurricane overcomes mistakes to win 14-6  Huntington Herald Dispatch

HURRICANE - Homecoming Queen Haleigh Carr was beautiful. Hurricane's 14-6 football victory over Woodrow Wilson at Meeks Field was not.

Grand theft auto fugitive from Texas arrested in Hurricane, W.Va.  WSAZ-TV

HURRICANE, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man wanted in Texas for grand theft auto charges and a parole violation is in custody in West Virginia, after police say he stole ...

Leadership is in her DNA: Putnam County senior builds engineering future through community, academic focus  WV News

Winning the title of EQT Student of Excellence from Putnam County is Tylee Oldham of Hurricane High School, who one day plans on mending the injured and ...

Christian's Sports Beat: Taking it up a notch  Charleston Gazette-Mail

They say you lead by example, and I think one of the best cases of that in the area is Winfield High School cross country and track standout Aaron Withrow.

Hurricane High School student juggles school and a Hollywood career  WVAH

Like many high school students, Hurricane's Isabella Alexander has a part-time job. When she is not busy dancing on the sidelines entertaining fans during ...

Motherhood not slowing Hurricane senior golfer Hart  Huntington Herald Dispatch

HURRICANE, W.Va. — Olivia Hart says "bird" to her nearly 2-year-old daughter Penelope and the little girl smiles and flaps her arms. "Penelope is super smart," ...

Bradley David Atkins | Obituaries  WV News

Bradley David Atkins, 25, died at home on December 26, 2018.

School Building Authority awards 19 counties funding for projects - WV MetroNews  West Virginia MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — School leaders from 19 counties can breathe a sigh of relief after Monday's School Building Authority meeting. The SBA awarded eight ...

Hurricane pair commit to Marshall baseball  Huntington Herald Dispatch

HURRICANE, W.Va. — To win championships, sign champions. Marshall University's baseball program received commitments from two players from West ...

Hurricane golfer Olivia Hart balances sport, school, motherhood  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Olivia Hart says “bird” to her nearly 2-year-old daughter Penelope and the little girl smiles and flaps her arms.

Ramona Faye Erwin | Obituaries  WV News

Ramona Faye Erwin, 85, of Hurricane, passed away on February 10, 2019 after a short illness.

Hurricane lefty Jonathan Blackwell excited to sign with Coastal Carolina  Huntington Herald Dispatch

HURRICANE, W.Va. - A fan being disappointed when his favorite team wins a national championship is unheard of, but that's how Hurricane High School's ...

Hurricane wins Class AAA title  Huntington Herald Dispatch

CHARLESTON - For one full year, the memory of watching another team win the Class AAA state title was etched into every Hurricane High School baseball ...

Hurricane looks for Region IV crown  Huntington Herald Dispatch

HUNTINGTON - For the last three years, Hurricane's softball team has stayed in the Parkersburg area during their state championship run at Vienna's Jackson ...

Former Hurricane High head football coach safe after deadly Fla. school shooting  WSAZ-TV

PARKLAND, Fla. (WSAZ) -- A former head football coach at Hurricane High School, who now works at the school in South Florida where the deadly mass ...

Boys basketball: Extra work pays off in Hurricane's win over Huntington  Charleston Gazette-Mail

HUNTINGTON — Practice doesn't always make perfect, but sometimes it makes good enough.

Hurricane looking to leave behind a softball legacy  Huntington Herald Dispatch

HUNTINGTON - During the off-week prior to the regional softball tournament, Hurricane High School's softball team finished a practice and head coach Meghan ...

Christian's Sports Beat: A band of brothers  Charleston Gazette-Mail

I have written in previous columns about how the sport of running is something that bonds lots of people together while training and competing. I have found that ...

Linda Kay Erwin | Obituaries  WV News

Linda Kay Erwin, 74, of Hurricane passed away January 5, 2019 from dementia at Putnam Center in Hurricane.

Danielle Renee Cavanaugh | Obituaries  WV News

Danielle Renee Cavanaugh, 34 of Charleston passed away, Wednesday December 26, 2018.

Truck totaled after struck by train in Hurricane - WV MetroNews  West Virginia MetroNews

Driver was not injured in Monday afternoon collision.

Hurricane High softball stars sign with Division I programs  Huntington Herald Dispatch

Hurricane High School softball continues to send players to play college ball, with two signing at NCAA Division I programs on Thursday.

Top 5 Quarterbacks Class AAA  West Virginia University Wire

Diving in to the talent pool of class AAA quarterbacks is an extremely hard challenge to pick just five, but we are going to give it a shot.

CEO of the city: Edwards brings business sense to role as Hurricane's mayor  Huntington Herald Dispatch

HURRICANE, W.Va. — Scott Edwards, 48, of Hurricane, West Virginia, has served as mayor for more than a decade in one of the state's fastest growing cities ...

Christian's Sports Beat: The streak continues  Charleston Gazette-Mail

On Nov. 4, 2005, Kyle Cooper took the field as a member of the Hurricane Redskins high school football team.

Rev. Dr. William C. Ellis | Obituaries  WV News

A great man of God, Rev. Dr. William C. Ellis, received his Heavenly reward Wednesday, October 10, 2018.

Midland, Hurricane claim wild walk-off wins in MSAC tourney  Huntington Herald Dispatch

HURRICANE, W.Va. - Two games, two wild finishes.That was what was on tap for the Mountain State Athletic Conference softball tournament games Thursday.

UPDATE: New South Charleston High School principal named  WSAZ-TV

Gabriel D. King will be the new principal at South Charleston High School.

Hurricane's Cook to represent West Virginia at Boys Nation  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Hurricane High School rising senior Adam Cook will be representing West Virginia at American Legion Boys Nation in Washington, D.C., later this week, and he ...

More than half of students in Putnam miss school on strike makeup day  WSAZ-TV

PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- As educators rally in Kentucky, students and teachers in West Virginia continue to feel the impact of a nine day statewide ...

HHS advances past Cabell Midland for boys soccer sectional win  Huntington Herald Dispatch

HURRICANE - Huntington High's boys soccer team exacted a little revenge over its rival Cabell Midland with a 2-0 Tuesday win that advanced the Highlanders ...

Airman Elijah Dante Lamont Drew  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Airman Elijah Dante Lamont Drew, 19, of Hurricane, WV, passed away January 31, 2019, in his home. Airman Drew was the son of Patricia Wall, Thomas Drew ...

Hurricane, Cabell Midland advance to MSAC baseball title game  Charleston Gazette-Mail

HURRICANE — For nearly five innings, Hurricane was *content* to win with small ball. But late in the game, the Redskins flexed their muscle for a little more ...

Hurricane takes on Parkersburg South  Huntington Herald Dispatch

HURRICANE, W.Va. - One advantage Hurricane has over Parkersburg South in high school baseball is that the Redskins know they can beat the Patriots.

New Putnam school board members sworn in  Charleston Gazette-Mail

WINFIELD — Three members were sworn in Monday, marking the beginning of their new terms on the Putnam County Board of Education.

Putnam teachers rally outside schools  Charleston Gazette-Mail

WINFIELD — Christine Harrison said she doesn't see any other option but to walk out.

Stronger Midland boys on path to first winning basketball mark since 2010  Huntington Herald Dispatch

ONA — If Cabell Midland High School's boys basketball team had a theme song, it might be Chicago's “Feelin' Stronger Every Day.”Knights coach Rick Chaffin ...

VIDEO: W. Va. receiver adjusts to ball in flight to make pretty one-handed snag  USA TODAY High School Sports

Despite the large deficit his team faced, one West Virginia receiver found a way to make one of the catches of the year.

Area high school marching bands compete at Marshall  Huntington Herald Dispatch

The Herald-DispatchHUNTINGTON - Area high school marching bands took the field at Joan C. Edwards Stadium on Saturday to compete for the title of grand ...

Amanda Lilly  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Amanda J Lilly, of Hurricane, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, November 26, 2018, following a sudden illness complicated by an unknown thyroid ...

Cunningham, Neal, Damron win Putnam school board seats  Charleston Gazette-Mail

WINFIELD — Rob Cunningham says he still has work to do.

EQT Students of Excellence Scholarship 2018 recipients announced  WV News

CLARKSBURG — EQT Foundation, the philanthropic arm of EQT Corporation, is proud to announce the 2018 EQT Students of Excellence Scholarship ...

Ronald Alan Forren | Obituaries  WV News

Ronald Alan Forren passed away peacefully in Cabell Huntington Hospital on Nov. 14, 2018 at the age of 52. Ron is survived by his sons, Derek and Drake ...

Damron hopes to bring 'common sense' to Putnam school board  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Editor's note: This is the fourth story in an occasional series on candidates for the Putnam County Board of Education.

Woodrow Wilson 2018 football preview  WVNS-TV

School is almost back in session in Raleigh County and that means High School Football is just around the corner.

SSG Robert T. Cunningham  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Staff Sergeant Robert Timothy Cunningham, 27, of Hurricane, WV, died suddenly on July 12, 2018. He was born December 27, 1990. He was the son of Teresa ...

Highlanders ride strong defense to 6-0 start  Huntington Herald Dispatch

HUNTINGTON - Christian Hill ran for 1700 yards in the 2017 football season, but last Friday the talented Hurricane High School running back gained merely 29 ...

Betty Ruth Henson  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Betty Ruth Henson, 92, of Hurricane, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 9, 2018. She is now reunited with her beloved husband, Bernard.

Former Hurricane Coach Willis May remembers his fallen colleagues - WV MetroNews  West Virginia MetroNews

Click above to hear Coach Willis May. PARKLAND, Fla. — Football Coach Willis May entertained a pair of college football recruiters and a couple of his players ...

Mary Lou Oxley  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Mary Lou Shawver Oxley, of Teays Valley, went to be with her Lord and Savior on December 1, 2017, at home.

Hurricane pitcher Perry drafted by Red Sox  Huntington Herald Dispatch

The Boston Red Sox selected Hurricane High School pitcher Aaron Perry Wednesday in the Major League Baseball Draft.

Lula Maxey  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Lula Bell Cyrus Maxey, 82, passed away Sunday, November 18, 2018 surrounded by family. Lula was born June 26, 1936 in Hurricane, West Virginia. She was ...

Prep roundup: Cabell Midland beats Hurricane for MSAC softball title  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Cabell Midland claimed the Mountain State Athletic Conference softball championship with an 8-4 victory over Hurricane in 10 innings Friday night in Hurricane.

Spring Valley left-handed pitcher Cody Sharp joins Herd baseball  Huntington Herald Dispatch

SPRING VALLEY - Cody Sharp will line up against Huntington High 6-foot-6, 305-pound tackle Darnell Wright Friday night in a Class AAA playoff football game, ...

School Building Authority hearing from school superintendents seeking needs based funding - WV MetroNews  West Virginia MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state School Building Authority will hear from school superintendents from 14 counties Tuesday looking to get part of $45 million ...

North continues dominance in WV prep football all-star game  Huntington Herald Dispatch

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The South certainly had its share of splash plays, especially from receiver Curon Cordon. But the rest of the game went quite ...

Hurricane High teacher arrested in sexual battery case involving student  Deseret News

A teacher at Hurricane High School was arrested Thursday and accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old student.

Driver of truck that was hit by train calls crossing dangerous  WSAZ-TV

A man says he's fortunate to be alive after a freight train smashed into his truck.

Cabell County Welcomes New School-Based Officers  WOWK

With the teamwork of Cabell County schools, the Sheriff's Office, and Huntington and Barboursville Police Department, resource officers have now been placed ...

Hurricane High student struck, killed by train Tuesday  Huntington Herald Dispatch

HURRICANE, W.Va. -- The city of Hurricane was devastated Tuesday when a 16-year-old boy was hit and killed by a train.

LGBTQ teens in West Virginia create state's first 'rainbow' prom

The Rainbow Formal, West Virginia's first dance for LGBTQ youth, drew students from at least 10 counties.

West Virginia University Honors Foundation Scholars from Wheeling Park, Brooke  Wheeling Intelligencer

Five high school seniors in West Virginia have been named West Virginia University Foundation Scholars for 2018, and two of them are from the Northern ...

Prep softball: 2018 All-Mountain State Athletic Conference teams, award winners  Charleston Gazette-Mail

All-Mountain State Athletic Conf. Player of the Year: Ginny Hardin, Cabell Midland. Coach of the Year: Chris Watts, St. Albans. First team. Pitchers: Brianna ...

Hurricane freshman pitcher thrives in big games  Huntington Herald Dispatch

HURRICANE, W.Va. - Tyler Cox doesn't do much of anything on the baseball field like a freshman.The Hurricane High School ninth grader has pitched like a ...

Hurricane hosts 'purple-out' basketball game in support of Winfield cancer patient  WSAZ-TV

Just for this year, Winfield and Hurricane are putting their sports rivalry aside, teaming up to battle something bigger than basketball.

Patty Lewis | Obituaries |  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Patty Lewis, 64, passed away at home, peacefully on September 28, 2018.

Man tries to lure middle school runner into truck  WSAZ-TV

PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A community is on high alert after a man tried to lure a middle school runner into his truck. It happened Monday evening on ...

Class Notes: Sept. 16, 2018  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit ...

Innerviews: Psychologist built on missteps to find her dance  Charleston Gazette-Mail

We all make mistakes and false starts. Laberta Salamacha made her share. It didn't stop her. It helped her.

Hurricane defeats Midland for 7th place in MSAC boys  Huntington Herald Dispatch

HURRICANE, W.Va. - The Hurricane Redskins took the seventh-place Mountain State Athletic Conference boys basketball game Friday at home, 68-61, over the ...

Hurricane travels to Hedgesville on Friday  Huntington Herald Dispatch

HURRICANE, W.Va. - Three-tenths of a point is all that separated No. 9 Hurricane from playing host to No. 8 Hedgesville in the first round of the state high ...

South Middle School show choir wins fourth state title  Martinsburg Journal

MARTINSBURG — The South Middle show choir won its fourth consecutive state championship Saturday at the annual West Virginia State Show Choir Festival ...

Morgantown High School tops list of best public high schools in West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Several area schools cracked the top ten on a list of best public high schools in West Virginia, with Morgantown High School at the top.

Sweet Julia Grace Foundation helps families with special needs children  Charleston Gazette-Mail

A new nonprofit group that helps children with disabilities is expanding its services to West Virginia.

January entertainment calendar is a real knockout  Huntington Herald Dispatch

Here are some of the big events coming up in January. To add your event to our calendar, visit www.herald-dispatch. com/hdcalendar/and click Add Event.

Hurricane graduate honored for work with NASA  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Jason Crusan almost didn't pursue the opportunity that led him to a coveted career with NASA.

Sens. Capito, Manchin Nominate Four Local Students to Service Academies  Wheeling Intelligencer

WHEELING - U.S. Sens. Shelley Capito, R-W.Va., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., have nominated several dozen state students - four from the local area - to the ...

UPDATE: McDonald's fundraiser to help Hurricane HS student who collapsed at school  WSAZ-TV

It will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, at McDonald's restaurants in Hurricane and Teays Valley.

Putnam school board suspends 3 employees | Putnam  Charleston Gazette-Mail

WINFIELD — The Putnam County Board of Education voted during its regular meeting Monday to suspend three school system employees without pay.

WV Show Choir Festival highlights vocals, costumes and friendships  Charleston Gazette-Mail

For some, it's about winning. For others, the sparkly outfits, bold makeup, synchronized dance moves and hopefully perfect pitches translate months of hard work ...

Hurricane's Dawson drafted by Detroit, will still attend LSU - WV MetroNews  West Virginia MetroNews

Hurricane's Trey Dawson selected in 32nd round by the Detroit Tigers.

WVSSAC denies waiver for 19-year-old Hurricane player - WV MetroNews  West Virginia MetroNews

WVSSAC board of appeals denies hardship waiver year for Hurricane running back Steven Handley.


Join The Children's Theatre of Charleston (CTOC) as they celebrate 85 years of producing theatre in West Virginia with their next production, High School ...

PHOTO: State title twice as nice for Herbert Hoover softball team  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Members of the Herbert Hoover High School softball team celebrate their second-straight Class AA state championship Thursday in Vienna after knocking off ...

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